The Nehalem architecture from Intel is still almost a year away from us but the according to industry sources it will smash AMD's K10 architecture.
FUD Zilla reports AMD may regain the performance crown this year but that they will have to pass it to Intel in the second half of 2008:
The second half of 2008 is the interesting one, as Intel plans to have Nehalem chips with an integrated memory controller and some other interesting features. This chip will swipe K10 of its feet even at 45 nanometre and high clocks.
This is what our high ranking sources that are using both chips believe. It looks like from now on, one year will be AMD's, when AMD will be able to claim victory, while the next one will be Intel's.